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                MAN ON                                     Only   today   more   terror   in  berate   his   child   and   night.

                                                                                    the
                                                                  is
                                                            There

                                                                                                     the

                                                                                                  in
                                                                                        day
                                                                                             than
                                                                              man
                                                                                                         strike
                                                                           a
                                                                     I
                                                                       saw
                                                         him.  I  might  have  been  the  child.  I  saw  an  automobile
                                                         swerving  around  a  corner,  going  too  fast.  I  might  have
            WHOM THE                                     been   a   pedestrian   struck   down   by   the   automobile.
                                                         Indeed,
                                                                               been
                                                                  might
                                                                 I
                                                                         have
                                                                                         of
                                                                                            the
                                                                                                leaves
                                                                                                           fell
                                                                                    one
                                                                                                       that
                                                         from  the  tree  this  morning.  I  read  on  the  internet  that
                       SUN                               someone   in  great  neighborhood   had   been   mugged.   I
                                                                      my
                                                              alone,
                                                                                           no
                                                                                      with
                                                                                              protection.
                                                                                                           too
                                                         walk
                                                                                                          I
                                                                           distances,
                                                         might be mugged. It might happen that a thief would
             HAS GONE                                    accost   me   and   hurt   me   while   robbing   me.   It   has
                                                         happened to others.
                                                                During the night I can close my eyes and enter the
                                                              world.
                                                                                                    or
                   DOWN                                  dark  age   no  During   the   night   I  My   name   no   enter   a
                                                                                         can
                                                                                             dream
                                                         void  in  which  I  no  longer  need  to  cling  to  my  identity.
                                                                                                        longer
                                                                       longer
                                                         My
                                                                              matters.
                                                         matters.Sometimes    dead   people   visit   me   but   they
                     Jack Foley                          carry  no  fear  with  them.  I  feel  it  is  only  concern  for  the
                                                         living. My mother wishes that I brush my teeth daily. I
                                                         tell  her  I  do  and  she  is  happy.  My  father  tells  me  he  is
                                                         proud  of  my  few  accomplishments.  They  praise  me  in
                                                         a way that no one else does. They make me happy.
                                                          
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